Kyra Archibald and Catherine Lamont have danced from the ages of 3 and 4 years old respectively. Together they have amassed competitive success holding national championship titles in both solo and team categories. In addition they have performed in theatre dance shows for nearly 20 years and toured internationally at various events since 2005.
Collectively they have many years experience in teaching a vast age-range of pupils; from beginner to senior dancers. Moreover their strong passion for original, distinctive choreography is recognised both in the competition world and with international audiences. Their ambition is to develop high standard Irish dancers, enabling them to enjoy the same experiences, and to create exciting new performance pieces which showcase Innova’s unique style.
The dual focus of competitive and performance work makes Innova different from many other dance companies. Here, dancers are not only trained for competitions but are also given the opportunity to perform in a variety of different events all over the world. Most notably these events have included appearing on Britain's Got Talent and our international tours which have taken us to many fabulous destinations (e.g. South Korea, Palestine, China, Egypt, Greece, Sweden, etc. - See performances).
All our work carries our signature ‘tradition with a twist' style of Irish dancing which sees the traditional steps being infused with modern elements.
Innova’s aim is to inspire its members and audiences to fall in love with Irish dancing and appreciate the immense enjoyment that it can bring. We want to inject new energy, vision and fun into this traditional art form and help create friendships and bonds that can last a lifetime.